Moms everywhere have been hit especially hard by the pandemic, and their stress has slowly compounded since 2020. Even in 2022, women are expected to bend their work schedules first to accommodate childcare while also keeping up with the majority of the housework regardless of their professional responsibilities. Paired with the isolation felt during lockdowns, these expectations have put mothers in an especially difficult position emotionally. Women are expected to stay calm, not show anger, and certainly never be overcome with rage… but denying negative emotions often makes them worse. Stanford School of Medicine professor and mindfulness expert Dr. Greg Hammer has another solution, such as mindfulness strategies for coping specifically with rage.
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